single-stage rocket

single-stage rocket

[′siŋ·gəl ¦stāj ′räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket or rocket missile to which the total thrust is imparted in a single phase, by either a single or multiple thrust unit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In particular, the technique explained in this work is applied to a single-stage rocket whose three-dimensional trajectory is simulated using the following guidance schemes:
"Whilst it is theoretically possible to reach orbital velocity with a single-stage rocket using conventional propellants, however the payloads would only be very, very small in this scenario.
Under phase I of the Single-Stage Rocket Technology (SSRT) program, the SDIO awarded four feasibility-assessment contracts to the Boeing Co., Rockwell International Corp., General Dynamics Corp., and McDonnell Douglas.

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